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Examples of lipids


They are composed of organic molecules and that arise from a molecule of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, although there are also cases in which it is also made up of phosphorus, sulfur and nitrogen. Its structure and chemical composition means that there are several types and the properties of each vary from the other.

In this sense, lipids can be divided into saturated , polysaturated and unsaturated fats , the latter being the ones that are most recommended for human consumption since they strengthen digestion and accelerate metabolism.

Generally speaking, lipids do not have a good reputation when it comes to nutrition , for the same reason excessive fat intake is not recommended, however, there are foods that contain lipids of different quality than others, it is for this reason that many nutritionists seek to encourage learning about those foods that contain lipids that are beneficial to health and those that do not.

It can be classified into three types

  • Simple lipids , in this case are acylglycerides found in butters, oils, corn and soybeans, in this type there are also cerides which are frequently found in the wax of bees.
  • Secondly, there are the complex lipids, within which are the phospholipids that are characterized by being compatible with water unlike others that are compatible with fat, there are also glycolipids which are formed from a lipid, a group carbohydrate and carbohydrate .
  • Finally, there are saponifiable lipids such as steroids, terpenes and eicosanoids, in this case they can be found in anabolic steroids used by men, they are in vitamin A, K and E and in Omega 3 and 6.

Examples of lipids

Saturated lipids

  1. Red meat
  2. Butter
  3. cheese
  4. bacon
  5. milk cream

Monounsaturated lipids

  1. Olive oil
  2. canola oil.

Polyunsaturated lipids

  1. Fish oil
  2. corn
  3. soy
  4. peanut
  5. almonds
  6. fish.

Hidden polyunsaturated lipids 

  1. Salmon
  2. shrimp
  3. tuna

Hidden fats

  1. Bacon
  2. chorizo
  3. pork ribs
  4. whole milk

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